DFR Battles Raging Duplex Fire

More than three dozen firefighters battled a fast-moving 2-alarm fire at a duplex in old North Dallas Monday,

Dallas Fire-Rescue said when firefighters arrived just after noon they reported seeing smoke coming from the roof of the home. Firefighters attacked the flames, but the fire quickly spread through the attic spaceand began moving toward the front of the residence.

Before firefighters could contain the fire it had consumed the roof, causing it to collapse, fire officials said.

Large flames could then be seen erupting from the top of the structure on the 10500 block of Barrywood Drive.

DFR said that four people were in the residence at the time, but that all escaped without injury.  Fire officials also said that while one family cat made it out of the fire, one remains unaccounted for.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but officials did say it started in the garage.

The home appears to be a total loss, though a damage estimate has not yet been confirmed by officials.

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